Notice of the Second Advisory Committee Meeting for
the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle
The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) will convene the second Advisory Committee meeting to review the draft Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program established under Assembly Bill (AB) 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007). Commissioner and Vice Chair James D. Boyd, Presiding Member of the Transportation Committee, and Commissioner Karen Douglas, the Associate Member of the Transportation Committee, will both be in attendance. Other Commissioners may attend and participate.
The second Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2008
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
If you are planning to attend this meeting, please be aware that there may be traffic congestion and delays due to repair work on Interstate 5 in the downtown Sacramento area. Information on road closures and alternate routes is available at the Fix I-5 website at http://www.fixi5.com, or call 5-1-1 to receive information in English and Spanish.
Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the "Participation through WebEx" section at the end of this notice.
This will be the second of three planned Advisory Committee meetings convened this calendar year. The purpose of this meeting is to allow the Advisory Committee to review the draft Investment Plan and to discuss potential funding priorities and opportunities. The Energy Commission will seek strategic input from the Advisory Committee and the public to further develop the Investment Plan.
In October 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 118 creating the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to be administered by the Energy Commission. The bill also created two other programs, the Air Quality Improvement Program and Fleet Modernization Program, to be administered by the California Air Resources Board.
AB 118 authorizes the Energy Commission approximately $120 million annually to award as grants, loans, and other appropriate measures to qualified entities to develop and deploy innovative fuel and technologies that will help achieve California's petroleum reduction, air quality, and climate change goals. The emphasis of this program is to deploy alternative and renewable fuels in the marketplace, without adopting any preferred fuel or technology and, in doing so, decrease on a life cycle basis air and water pollutants, reduce or avoid multimedia environmental impacts, and maintain the sustainability of the state's natural resources.
AB 118 also directs the Energy Commission to create an Advisory Committee to help develop an Investment Plan. The Investment Plan will establish priorities and opportunities for the program, and describe how funding will complement existing public and private investments, including existing state programs. The Investment Plan will be updated annually.
The Advisory Committee is composed of representatives of fuel and vehicle technology consortia, labor organizations, environmental organizations, community-based justice and public health organizations, recreational boaters, consumer advocates, academic institutions, workforce training groups, and private industry to participate in the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee also includes representatives from various state agencies: the Resources Agency; the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency; the Labor and Workforce Development Agency; the Department of General Services; and the California Environmental Protection Agency.
The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at email@example.com. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.
If you have questions regarding the Advisory Committee or the Investment Plan, please contact Ms. Aleecia Macias of the Emerging Fuels and Technology Office at the Energy Commission at (916) 654-4526 or e-mail at AB118@energy.state.ca.us.
The Energy Commission has set up an electronic list server to provide updates on the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. If you want to receive notification by e-mail when information relating to the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program is posted in the website, please sign up for their list servers at http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/index.html.
For media inquires regarding the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, please contact the Energy Commission Media Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service
For computer logon with a direct phone number go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 922 628 104, when prompted, enter your information and the password 2ndadvisor@9.
After you login, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.
Participation for callers with an extension phone number
Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 922 628 104. When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password 2ndadvisor@9. After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL. Instead call (866) 469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).
Participation through audio only (no computer access)
Call (866) 469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the meeting number above. International callers can select their number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php.
If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at (866) 229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.
|Date Posted: June 24, 2008||
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